Thursday, September 15, 2011

Original Sin (Personal Demons #2) by Lisa Desrochers: reivew

Goodreads rating: 4.10
Paperback, 400 pages

Published July 5th 2011 by Tor Teen

0765328097 (ISBN13: 9780765328090)

Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.

Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp.

And not everyone will get out of it alive.


I'm always apprehensive before starting a book in this series. I psyche myself out by reading the reviews and having these, albeit inaccurate, preconceived notions before I even consider starting. Well, thank goodness I tend to ignore my own feelings of dread when it comes to reading books, because this was just as amazing as Personal Demons.

Authors like to write about these guys that we know can never exist in a world that hasn't been overrun with the paranormal, but we want so badly to exist. Lisa Desrochers is a pro at this. She has created not only one, but TWO boys that are completely and totally swoon-worthy... and have both messed up big time. The last book should be called Redemption because it seems every single character has something that they need to make up for.

If only Frannie knew how lucky she was to have Luc, that even after all the things he's done, he still loves her. She's his priority now that he's no longer a demon, and even when he was a demon in the first book, she became everything to him. The new addition of the character Lili changes everything. Everyone falls for her innocent charm (especially Matt, Frannie's twin brother who happens to be her guardian angel), but she turns out to be nothing like they thought.

There were some weird parts to this book, mostly involving sexual scenes, but don't let that deter you. If you've read the first one, then Original Sin isn't much different. Let's just say that succubi aren't particular when it comes to whether you're male or female. Obviously, this series is not for the younger YA audience.

This one really stressed me out. It has those moments where you almost want to rip your own heart out from the pain you're feeling from the other characters. It's one of those things where you don't want to read - shouldn't read - because you know it's going to hurt, but at the same time you can't stop. I can't help thinking how YA writers and readers alike are masochistic.

A great sequel to an awesome series. I cannot wait to read Last Rite!


  1. I know a lot of people loved this one but I never had any interest to read it but one day I may have to give it a read.

  2. Whoa, I hated the first book, but almost want to read it because she apparently supports lgbt which is awesome.

    Did this book do the same thing the first one did where it was told from her perspective and one of the guys? That was so awful bc it's like obviously the one whose perspective we see is the one she's going to choose. I mean, duh!


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